Diana N. Rogers, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at home on Feb. 26, 2020, with her family by her side. She was 73 years old.
Born on July 29, 1946, in Niagara Falls, NY, daughter of the late Hugo and Dorothy (Drazdik) Marinucci. She graduated from John J. High School in Howard Beach, received her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, and went on Western Connecticut State University to receive her master’s degree in special education.
On Nov. 28, 1964, she married William J. Rogers in Howard Beach, NY. William predeceased his wife on Jan. 21, 2012.
Rogers was a special education teacher with the Carmel School District for over 25 years before she retired. She was a total bookworm, loved science and learning about the universe. Learning about her ancestry became a great passion of hers. She loved owls and photography.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday March 7, 2020, at Milltown Rural Cemetery, Brewster, NY, at 2:30pm. Interment will immediately follow. Visitation will be held at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, from 10am-2pm on Sat. March 7. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, 4330 East West Highway, Suite 230, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. www.aamds.org.